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Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   02-20-2015, 12:07 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 6,636
Posted By NuSoardGraphite
Saw the movie with my wife last week and we both...

Saw the movie with my wife last week and we both loved it. I thought it would be too crazy for her, but nope, she totally got it.

People are right that the story was way too big to fit into 2...
Forum: PlayStation Area   02-07-2015, 03:05 AM
Replies: 547
Views: 26,159
Posted By NuSoardGraphite
I bought a month of the subscription for...

I bought a month of the subscription for Playstation Now, so I too am overwhelmed with games.


I just halted my subscription to FF14. Will go back to that in a few months. Plaything through...
Forum: PlayStation Area   02-07-2015, 02:53 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 82
Posted By NuSoardGraphite
First gameplay trailers for Persona 5....and it's AWESOME!

http://www.forbes.com/sites/olliebarder/2015/02/05/latest-persona-5-trailer-is-all-kinds-of-slick-and-stylish/


The trailer can be found on Youtube and is linked in the above article discussing...
Forum: PlayStation Area   02-07-2015, 02:40 AM
Replies: 19,446
Views: 591,648
Posted By NuSoardGraphite
It would be for 4K Blu Ray and streaming. Not...

It would be for 4K Blu Ray and streaming. Not gaming. The consoles just don't have the horsepower for that. Hell, they don't even have the horsepower for 1080p/60
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   02-07-2015, 02:36 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 6,636
Posted By NuSoardGraphite
Sounds like it was exactly what I'm looking for:...

Sounds like it was exactly what I'm looking for: A high budget SFX movie with some decent storytelling.


We don't get those often enough.


And I'm a fan of the conspiracy theories that this...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   02-04-2015, 12:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 199
Posted By NuSoardGraphite
This is a Purist vs Sound Quality issue. ...

This is a Purist vs Sound Quality issue.

Purists want the sound as intended by the sound engineers and the director to come out of their system. This camp says to set the LPF at 120hz.

Sound...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-04-2015, 12:12 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 3,418
Posted By NuSoardGraphite
As you said, that's more of a DSE effect than...

As you said, that's more of a DSE effect than banding per se. I don't notice any of that in my current display and it's a 1080p mid-ranged edge-lit Samsung LED
Forum: PlayStation Area   02-04-2015, 12:10 AM
Replies: 19,446
Views: 591,648
Posted By NuSoardGraphite
Indeed. It would be one thing if it was enabled...

Indeed. It would be one thing if it was enabled via a firmware update, but if it requires a hardware solution, they would be better off waiting till the UHD Alliance spec is finailized, then...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   02-03-2015, 11:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 199
Posted By NuSoardGraphite
Okay. Even if your AVR doesn't EQ the sub,...

Okay.

Even if your AVR doesn't EQ the sub, the crossover setting in the AVR should prevent higher frequencies from being output to the sub if it is set at 100 or 80hz. There should be no...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   02-03-2015, 11:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 199
Posted By NuSoardGraphite
There is some contention on where you should put...

There is some contention on where you should put the LPF for the LFE channel.

Some LFE material can go as high as 120hz, however, the majority is below that. Some people believe that sound...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   02-03-2015, 10:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 199
Posted By NuSoardGraphite
Your LFE setting at 80 is fine, unless your other...

Your LFE setting at 80 is fine, unless your other speakers can't go that low, but the Polks should be fine down there.

The crossover on the sub itself, max that sucker out. This makes the sub...
Forum: Speakers   02-03-2015, 10:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 210
Posted By NuSoardGraphite
1: You want to buy a sub anyway, because more...

1: You want to buy a sub anyway, because more bass = AWESOME

2: If your AVR has automatic room correction software (Auddessy, YPAO etc) then your receiver will do the adjustments for you. If...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-03-2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 3,418
Posted By NuSoardGraphite
This episode of Home Theater Geeks goes into the...

This episode of Home Theater Geeks goes into the bit depth for color gamut quite a bit. Check it out. Very informative.
...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-03-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 3,418
Posted By NuSoardGraphite
It's that the bit depth (8 bit) isn't high enough...

It's that the bit depth (8 bit) isn't high enough to show the range of colors without banding. It requires going to expanded color gamuts with greater bit depth (at least 10 bit) to eliminate...
Forum: Latest Industry News   02-03-2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,199
Posted By NuSoardGraphite
http://www.cnet.com/news/tech-companies-team-up-wi...

http://www.cnet.com/news/tech-companies-team-up-with-hollywood-at-2015-ces-for-ultra-high-def-content/
Forum: Latest Industry News   02-03-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,199
Posted By NuSoardGraphite
I'm pretty sure the UHD Alliance, who is coming...

I'm pretty sure the UHD Alliance, who is coming up with the UHD spec, just started meeting recently and all of the specifications have yet to be worked out. It will include no only 4k, but High...
Forum: PlayStation Area   02-03-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 132
Posted By NuSoardGraphite
Yes. Hopefully Sony will enable CD, MP3 and...

Yes. Hopefully Sony will enable CD, MP3 and DLNA with a firmware update after MU goes the way of the dodo. I agree wholeheartedly that Sony didn't include these services in order to attempt to get...
Forum: PlayStation Area   02-03-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 19,446
Views: 591,648
Posted By NuSoardGraphite
Those were good times!

Those were good times!
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   02-03-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,362
Posted By NuSoardGraphite
Pretty much this. In the US, you can easily put...

Pretty much this. In the US, you can easily put together a HTPC for less than half that cost and have access to a huge amount of content via the cloud and have all the legacy media options and large...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   01-26-2015, 12:45 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,254
Posted By NuSoardGraphite
I've been outside without hearing protection when...

I've been outside without hearing protection when a ship fired off it's 8" gun. That was so loud I know it caused permanent hearing damage to me. I wouldn't want to be anywhere near ONE 16" gun...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   01-26-2015, 12:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 192
Posted By NuSoardGraphite
Calibration people, calibration.

Calibration people, calibration.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-25-2015, 10:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 153
Posted By NuSoardGraphite
Yes, there are LED sets with beautiful contrast,...

Yes, there are LED sets with beautiful contrast, colors, motion handling and good viewing angles, but they are expensive.


Your best bet are Sony FALD sets. Excellent contrast, color and the...
Forum: PlayStation Area   01-25-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 13,420
Posted By NuSoardGraphite
Hmmm...worth it. I started playing this on...

Hmmm...worth it. I started playing this on PSNow. It's a GREAT game. Very atmospheric. I'm tempted to give Naughty Dog my money and get the digital version...but I like the game enough I think I...
Forum: PlayStation Area   01-25-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 103
Posted By NuSoardGraphite
Agreed. I'm using my PS3 and PS4 with a...

Agreed.


I'm using my PS3 and PS4 with a mid-ranged Samsung LED HDTV and it was calibrated for the PS3. The PS4 picture is a bit different. I recalibrated it using the PS4 as my source device...
Forum: PlayStation Area   01-25-2015, 09:41 PM
Replies: 19,446
Views: 591,648
Posted By NuSoardGraphite
Free games and better multi-media capability is...

Free games and better multi-media capability is keeping my PS3 around for a while. (plus Tales of Zestiria coming later this year) Just downloaded Prototype 2 from PS+ which is awesome. Prototype...
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